@demetris@rsaw@danPadric: To help us better diagnose this issue, can you tell us if you have a color profile configured for your display? (For example, in atom/atom#17356, the author explains that the issue occurs when using a color profile.)
@danPadric: Thanks for those screenshots. The notes in https://github.com/atom/atom/issues/17356#issuecomment-391450897 might explain the behavior you’re seeing. Essentially, if you have a display profile configured, Atom 1.28 and higher should now respect that display profile. Earlier versions of Atom didn’t respect custom display profiles, so earlier versions would display different colors if you had a display profile configured.
This document from the Chrome dev team offers tips for determining whether you have a display profile configured, and it describes how to remove the profile it if you no longer want to use it. I hope this helps.
Thank you for your attention.
Thank you for your reply.
The document is helpful.
One question: How do someone set a Chrome flag in Atom & only for Atom?
The calibration settings on my PC are dreadful -
I hope to come back to this issue at a later day.
My opinion about this case: It is good to have this colour calibration settings being used by Chrome. Especially photography related web pages can come to its right.
However… I think this should be an opt-in option and not an opt-out option. For Chrome as base and for Electron/Atom/vsCode.
Reasoning: The people who want to have colour corrected functionality will do the work to get the functionality. Including calibration and setting the Chrome Flag.
Now it is the opposite. The people who does not want it and does not want to go through the calibration routine, needs now to do research on how to avoid this condition. They are the ones not wanting any efforts in the first place.
It’s not currently possible to set the force-color-profile Chrome flag only for Atom, but I hope the notes below can be of some help.
Thank you for the thoughtful input.
I agree with the sentiment, but I think this issue is only affecting people that have a custom display profile configured. In that sense, they’ve opted in to color correction.
Based on the discussions I’ve seen so far, I think this issue is frequently affecting people that have custom calibration applied to their monitor, but don’t actually want that custom calibration. In a sense, those people have opted in to color correction. (It’s possible that a person’s IT department or computer manufacturer applied the custom calibration without the person’s involvement.)
You mentioned that the calibration settings on your PC are “dreadful” and that you hope to revisit them in the future. I do think that revisiting that calibration is your best bet. If you’re not ready to do so now, I understand. In that case, you could consider using Atom 1.27 until you’re ready to tune your calibration settings to your liking. I hope that helps.